Managing Partner: Jürgen Feldmeier
Number of Partners: 12
Number of IP Practitioners: 23
Languages Spoken at the Firm: German, English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Italian, Polish
Network Memberships: epi, AIPPI, FICPI, INTA, EPLIT, VPP, GRUR, Patentanwaltskammer, Rechtsanwaltskammer, DAV, AGEM
Prüfer & Partner mbB is one of Germany’s most renowned IP law firms specializing in IP rights. It protects clients’ ideas, inventions and product developments around the world and enforces their claims in court – whether technical inventions or other IP rights. Today, nearly 70 employees – including 23 patent attorneys, attorneys at law and patent specialists – work for this renowned IP boutique.
Prüfer & Partner was founded in 1972. A successful generation change took place between 1998 and 2002, when Prüfer & Partner was taken over by patent attorneys Dr. Dorothea Hofer, Jürgen Feldmeier and Dr. Andreas Oser. A further milestone was achieved in 2015 with the addition of attorney at law Andreas Jacob as an equity partner and the firm has since entrenched his legal know-how, ensuring future continuity of the patent and legal service.
As an established and highly respected medium-sized law firm, Prüfer & Partner has a stable global network of partners. You can expect a strong and carefully selected community of patent attorneys, lawyers and technical specialists. The firm represents its clients’ interests at the highest level. Prüfer & Partner is familiar with the support of complex and demanding mandates and works with great commitment.
Diligence and expertise play an important role in industrial property law protection. Therefore, Prüfer & Partner patent attorneys and lawyers work strictly to German quality standards: thorough, punctual, cost-efficient.
Over the past 10 years, Prüfer & Partner has continuously expanded its expertise in patent and trademark litigation. Dr. Hofer and Mr. Feldmeier have been advising their client Brother Industries for years in complex patent disputes concerning ink cartridges. Dr. Oser supports the pharmaceutical industry, including assisting Novartis in building up its patent portfolio. Mr. Jacob is not only active in both patent and trademark litigation before German courts, but also assists his clients in international disputes, particularly in China-related cases. Other Prüfer & Partner attorneys, including Dr. Christian Einsel, also regularly litigate both active and passive patent lawsuits. In addition, Marion Ziliox works for French and Asian clients, among others, in customs actions at EU borders. As a result, Prüfer & Partner has well-founded expertise in the entire IP field.
In addition, Prüfer & Partner has a well-established Asian Desk and continuously cultivates its business in Asian countries – in particular Japan, China and Korea.
Looking to the future, Prüfer & Partner plans to both consolidate and broaden its activities in Germany to serve German and European clients, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups, helping them protect their innovations and strengthen their position in an increasingly competitive market. Located in Munich, the German heart of intellectual property, Prüfer & Partner is dedicated to serving its clients as a one-stop-shop IP boutique.
Key IP Areas
Copyright & related rights, Designs, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, Life sciences IP, Patent, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, Trade mark, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution
Key Sector Expertise
Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial intelligence, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemical, Computer technology & services, Construction & materials, Defence, E-commerce, Electrical, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, Food & beverage, Gaming, Hospitality & leisure, ICT & software, Industrials, Instruments, Internet, Life sciences, Logistics, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Medical device, Mining, Nanotechnology, Oil & gas, Optics & photonics, Pharmaceutical, Renewable energy, Robotics, Semiconductors, Sports, Technology hardware, Telecommunication, Transport, Universities & research, Utilities